Posts Tagged ‘Neko Case’

Stranded podcast #236

February 13, 2015

* Featuring tracks by Cub, Feedtime, The Church and more *

I had a chance meeting at CiTR radio today with Robynn Iwata, vox and guitar with the band Cub who were one of the early flagship bands of Vancouver’s venerable Mint Records label (thanks for the introduction Nardwuar!). Cub helped pioneer the jangle-guitar pop punk that became known as ‘cuddlecore’. You can hear a couple of Cub songs at the start of the show as well as tracks from their one of their contemporaries, Maow, featuring a young Neko Case.

A highlight of the second half of the show is the debut single from Vancouver’s Ashley Shadow. Ashley has been a part of many projects in the past, most notably as bassist for The Organ. This stunning song showcases her remarkable voice prowess.

Featured video:  Cub – ‘My Chinchilla’ [1993]

Stranded podcast #210

August 6, 2014

* Another summer holiday mix *

This week’s show is another laid-back summer holiday mix so in the absence of a studio guest you can sit back and absorb and steady stream of fresh sounds from Australia and Canada.  But we start out with a few more tracks from the perennially controversial Dayglo Abortions.  I’ve been reading Chris Walter’s super-detailed biography of the band.  It’s certainly an entertaining and sordid read.  The New Christs are up after the Dayglos as we feature some of their classic tracks and then two newies from the band’s highly anticipated and thus far well received record, ‘Incantations’.  Rob Younger on songwriting and singing duties is sounding as passionate and vitriolic as ever.

Featured video: The New Christs – ‘Born Out Of Time’/’Down In The Street’ (live) [2014]

Stranded podcast #180

December 14, 2013

* Featuring Politically Correct Waltzing Matilda’ *

The bush ballad ‘Waltzing Matilda’ is certainly the most famous of all Australian folk songs. It was first composed by poet Banjo Patterson in 1895 and set to music shortly thereafter.  From left field today you can hear a hilarious version titled ‘Politically Correct Waltzing Matilda’, performed by John Shortis and Moya Simpspn, which is what the song would sound like heavily edited by a couple of up-tight government employees!

I am just back from a brief trip to the province of Saskatchewan, where not only did I perform my own version of ‘Waltzing Matilda’ at a family gathering, but I also attended a house show by pianist and singer Jeffrey Straker, who is a native of the suburb of Cathedral in Regina. You can hear one of Jeffrey’s recent singles on the show today, as well as notable Saskatchewan artists Library Voices and Megan Nash and newcomer Kent Davies.

Featured video: Good For Grapes – ‘London Fog’ (2013)


Stranded podcast #142

March 1, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-142/

* 2013 Fundrive special! *

What a big show!  We raised a stack of money for the CiTR Radio 101.9fm annual Fundrive.  Congrats to Stephen for winning the two tickets to the sold out Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Vancouver show and George for winning the Blundstone boots from the Australian Boot Company on 4th Ave.  Thanks also to Josh of Moloch Records and Chris from Baseone Guitars for donating prizes.

It is really, really important for listeners and supporters to contribute to the financial back-end of college/community radio so that passionate programmers can continue supporting independent culture and provide a voice to the under-privileged in our communities.   You can still donate online for an instant tax receipt.

The Fundrive Finale will be held on March 8 at Chapel Arts.  If you live in Vancouver, come on down and support the local music community and pick up a copy of the latest CiTR Pop Alliance vinyl compilation record 🙂

Synthcake – ‘Drip’ [CA]
Chains Of Love – ‘Lies, Lies, Lies’ [CA]
Cub – ‘Magic 8 Ball’ [CA]
Vancouver Nights – ‘Naikoon Park’ [CA]
Nat Ripepi – ‘I Will Not Fall’ [AU]
Sam Buckingham – ‘Shackles’ [AU]
Adalita – ‘Hot Air’ [AU]
Nick Cave and Neko Case – ‘She’s Not There’ [AU/CA]
Nick Cave and Deborah Harry – ‘Free To Walk’ [AU/US]
Dalanah Gail Bowen – ‘Them Menz’ [CA]
Jess Cullen – ‘Piano Song’ [AU]

Featured video:  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Stagger Lee’ and ‘Henry Lee’ (with PJ Harvey) [1997]

Stranded playlist 05 August 2011

August 6, 2011

The Go-Betweens – ‘Right Here’ [AU]
The Go-Betweens – ‘Streets Of Your Town’ [AU]
The Go-Betweens – ‘Lavender” [AU]
Grant McLennan – ‘Lighting Fires’ [AU]
Grant McLennan – ‘Hot Water’ [AU]
Grant McLennan – ‘In Your Bright Day’ [AU]
Spiderbait – ‘Shazam’ [AU]
Nick Cave and Neko Case – ‘She’s Not There’ [AU/CA]
Adalita – ‘Hot Air’ [AU]
Fun Machine – ‘Ah Tee’ [AU]
Neil Young and the International Harversters – ‘Amber Jean’ [CA]
Neil Young and the International Harversters – ‘Are you ready for the country?’ [CA]
Neil Young and the International Harversters – ‘Grey Riders’ [CA]
Geoff Berner – ‘Wealthy Poet’ [CA]
Shed – ‘Helmet Song’ [CA]
Needles//Pins – ‘Drop It’ [CA]

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20110805-180200-to-20110805-193500.mp3

Featured video: Grant McLennan – ‘Lighting Fires’ (1992)